Cefn Coed Colliery Museum


Useful Information

Location: Crynant, Neath Port Talbot. 8km north of Neath.
Open: APR to OCT daily 10:30-17.
[2007]
Fee: free.
[2007]
Classification: ExplainCoal Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Cefn Coed Colliery Museum, Tel: 01639-750556.
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History

Geology


Description

Cefn Coed pit was once the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world and one of the most dangerous coalmines in Wales. Because of this it was nicknamed The Slaughterhouse. The museum is located in the surface buildings of the mine, and the headframe still exists. The underground mine is not accessible.